Thursday: sunshine and 65! get it before it’s gone!

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The Forecast

Today’s Gorge Wind – these are ranges for the average speed, not a predicted wind range. =)
Your favorite beach Dawn
Steven’s Locks LTV 5-10 10-13 14-17
Swell-Hood River LTW 8-11 14-17 14-17
Lyle to Doug’s LTW LTW 5-10 10-13
Rufus, etc. LTW LTW LTW LTW
Roosevelt & Arlington LTW LTW LTW LTW

Gorge Wind Forecast

Marine clouds are stacked up in the western Gorge this morning, and there’s just enough gradient to suggest we’ll have wind. Most places start the day at 5-10mph out of the west. Exception: Viento, of course, holding in the 16-19 range. We’ll see the wind pick up to 24-27 from Viento to Mosier by late morning. It’ll fill in to Stevenson after the clouds burn off, and it might or might not extend to Doug’s. River flow is 104kcfs and temp is 54 degrees. High temp today: 66.

Friday sees a weather system move through. Combine that with weak offshore high pressure and a deep low moving inland over Canada for stronger westerlies. The day starts with gusty 18-23 from Stevenson to Arlington. Expect the eastern Gorge wind to build to gusty 26-29 from Avery to Boardman late morning and hold through mid-afternoon. Afternoon wind in the west steadies out at gusty 16-19 from Stevenson to Doug’s. High temp: 55.

Saturday looks light from Hood River eastward. Easterlies pick up to 20-25 from Rooster to Viento. Sunday’s easterly forecast currently predicts 30-40 near Rooster and 25-30 near Stevenson.  

Coast, Jones, Sauvie’s

Coast (north/central/south, waves. Direction north unless otherwise noted. Swell forecast from NWS.) Thursday: NW5-10/N15-20/LTV, NW swell 4′ at 9 seconds. Friday: NW10-15/NW5/N15-20, NW 6′ @9 building to 9′ @ 9. Saturday: 20-25/20-25/25-30, NW 7′ @ 9. Jones Thursday: light. Friday: 10-13. Saturday: light. Sauvie’s Thursday-Friday: light. Saturday: 11-14.  

Hood River Weather Forecast

Mostly clear sky this morning turns all sunshine this afternoon. Temps will be in the upper 40’s early and mid 60’s later. Moderate westerlies. No rainbows. Friday will be cloudy early and mostly cloudy in the afternoon with drizzle between 5am and 1pm. Temps will be in the low 40’s early and mid 50’s later. Moderate to strong westerlies. 99% chance of rainbows. Saturday starts with a Nothing and turns sunny. Temps will be in the upper 30’s early and upper 50’s later. Light easterlies. No rainbows.   Looking for a complete Columbia Gorge forecast? Looking for more humor in your weather? Obscenities? You’re looking for my TATAS: Temira’s Awesome Travel Advisory Service on Facebook.  


10/28: Motorized use is open on ALL Hood River County Land now. Kreps lands have reopened per their FB page. Do be aware of the possibility of freeze-thaw (muddy) conditions up high. Do not ride those trails, as you will do permanent damage due to liquefied soil structure. Mt. Hood National Forest: some areas have reopened. Expect many downed trees.  

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Local Events

Weekly events: The Kainos Coffee run happens in The Dalles every Tuesday morning at 6am. There are sailboat races at the Hood River Marina every Wednesday evening. Dirty Fingers has a group mountain bike ride Thursday nights at 5:30pm. The small boat group has a friendly and distanced paddle on, I believe, Thursday nights. Cheno has an outdoor HIIT workout at Griffin House in Hood River at 6pm on Wednesday nights. It appears there is also some sort of sailboat regatta every Friday night. That’s pretty much it for outdoor sports. There is a BLM rally every Tuesday evening at 5:30 at the Salmon Fountain in Hood River, and there’s a White Coats for BLM rally every Wednesday evening at 6pm at 12th and May.   Have an awesome day!


By Temira

Temira Lital is a recreation and travel weather forecaster based in Hood River, Oregon. She's also a mental health counselor. Temira bikes, skis, windsurfs, paddles a SUP, swims in mountain lakes, and has a giant garden. Most recently she's taken up SUP foiling. Temira is powered by La Croix, steak, and beets.